map onto - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theymap onto
he/she/itmaps onto
present participlemapping onto
past tensemapped onto
past participlemapped onto
  1. map something onto something to connect one thing to another thing, for example as a way of understanding its meaning or structure

    Can babies map these experiences onto their memories?

See also main entry: map